The Murder Capital: "We’re pretty big theory nerds – that thing of people thinking it’s uncool to know music theory is dying now. It’s just so stupid!"

The Murder Capital
Cathal Roper [left] and Damian Tuit

When The Murder Capital supported Idles in 2019, Idles vocalist Joe Talbot told the audience that one day his band would be opening for The Murder Capital. The Dublin band’s debut album When I Have Fears charted in the UK top 20 and hit number two in Ireland, leading to a sold-out headline tour of both countries. 

Their ascent was paused by a certain disease outbreak that we’re all bored of talking about, but their new effort Gigi’s Recovery sees the post-punks regaining lost momentum, inspired by seeing their best mates and fellow Dubliners Fontaines D.C. top the UK and Irish charts in 2022.

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Jenna Scaramanga

Jenna writes for Total Guitar and Guitar World, and is the former classic rock columnist for Guitar Techniques. She studied with Guthrie Govan at BIMM, and has taught guitar for 15 years. She's toured in 10 countries and played on a Top 10 album (in Sweden).